Selling our Home
Finally it became clear that, housing slump or not, the time has come to let it go and focus on our new future in Rwanda.
It will be on the market in April and we are heading to USA for a few weeks to oversee the sale and pack up our things.
Although we are sad to see it go, we are very excited to be going back to USA and to see our friends and daughters.
Tumekunde was sufferring from malnutrition, known as Kwashiokor. Protein deficiency must have been chronic for a long time and she had begun digesting her own bones. She was mute, lethargic and her abdomen protruded. The police couldn't trace any relatives so we agreed to take her. Faith named her Tumekunde, which means 'we will love her'.
After a period of consistent nuturing, she is healthy, strong and happy. All the older children here love her and so do we. Now she talks, likes to carry books around with her and her tummy is almost back to normal. See Faith playing with her in this video...
It was clothes washing day. They were all busy. We reviewed all their school reports. Most are doing well & they were congratulated. Three have been misbehaving and have poor grades. They were warned. Later, we played football. After lunch, we took 5 of the boys off-road with us up 6000ft up the mountain to see the Lake Ruhondo. Some parts were so muddy, I feared we would not get out again. It's often cold up there, but this day was warm and sunny. The scenery is very beautiful and largely untouched. The Department of Energy has created a hydro-electric power station and the Department of Agriculture is introducing 200 fish cages. None of us had been that way before, so it was good fun for us all to explore together. The only spoiler was one of the boys threw up in the back, just before we got home. Despite cleaning the car and allowing 2 days to pass, we are still not able to forget that moment.
After filling our jerry cans with fresh milk and picking vegetables & herbs, we returned home to Kigali, arriving at 9pm.